Cropping is allowed…

Take this image, of a student in last week’s Rotterdam workshop:

Single flash, off camera, using TTL. Flash fitted with a 1/4″ Honlphoto grid. Aperture/shutter/ISO set to make the background dark.

Not bad, but how about we cut off the distractions on the right? Let’s see:

I think that is a much stronger image. Yes, you can crop off half a face – why not?

Every time you simplify an image, there is a good chance it will become a stronger image.

I am back from Europe, and I drove to and from Montreal yesterday  -12 hour in the car – soon, back to longer tips and tricks here on speedlighter!

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